Stone Barrington returns to the Big Apple in this New York Times bestselling thriller that blends “exciting action, sophisticated gadgetry, and last-minute heroics” (Publishers Weekly).
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan—and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best.
But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine...
In Woods's high-octane 25th Stone Barrington thriller, which picks up where 2012's Severe Clear left off, terrorist Jasmine Shazaz orchestrates a series of bombings designed to avenge her brothers, Ari and Mohammad Shazaz, who met untimely ends in the previous book. Her first salvo, in London, kills the foreign secretary and triggers alarms that have assistant CIA director Holly Barker talking to MI6 head Felicity Devonshire and sharing the suspicion that Jasmine is responsible. The elusive Jasmine escapes capture in London and leaves a trail of carnage before moving to New York City and other targets. Meanwhile, Barrington and Barker continue their affair; Lt. Dino Bachetti and his flame, fellow NYPD officer Viv DeCarlo, play important roles; and series fans will find significant changes marking the lives of several series characters. Woods's blend of exciting action, sophisticated gadgetry, and last-minute heroics doesn't disappoint.
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Stone at his best. It's after the Arrington
$14.00 and can't open! Don't pre-order! Locked on paused!
What a rip off! They are trying to force us to upgrade by putting a bug in the download. I called Apple and they said I could either pay $19.95 for tech support or visit a Genius in a store so they can try to sell me something. I just want the book I paid for months ago on the date they promised. They sent me an email saying book was ready to download and link to report problem that doesn't work. Continuosly says can't connect to iTunes store and gives me loop instructions to download but book stays stuck on paused. They sent me an iTunes receipt and charged my credit card. There are hundreds online with same problem. I had to call my credit card company to cancel the charge because Apple support is nonexistant. I have tried all day today to open this book. I even downloaded a free book and that went through fine. This only happens with the pre-ordered best sellers as I had a similar problem with the latest Michael Connely. They are doing this deliberately.
It seems like every other Woods book lately is a disappointment. Maybe he's in "call it in, and wait for the royalty" stage of life.